Mother’s Day Prayer
God our Creator, we pray:
For new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
For expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
For those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
For those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
For those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
For those who have children they do not want;
For those who raise children on their own;
For those who have lost a child;
For those who care for the children of others;
For those whose children have left home;
And for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
And that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.
And unfortunately we have business that needs our attention. The annual CSA collection begins today and runs through the month of May. This year’s theme is Celebrate the Joy of the Gospel. As you probably know, each parish is given a quota that must be raised each year by its members. Our quota this year is $17,875. Every registered parishioner has a card that must be completed and returned to the Archdiocese. You can either pay all when you complete the card or make a pledge and pay monthly or quarterly. If every household could give $100 we would adequately meet our quota, but we know that some of you cannot do that. Do what you can. We will trust that a few who can give more will do so. We have always met our quota in the past and trust we will do so this year as well.
Workers will be at the tables in the back of church each Sunday in May.
Please stop back there and complete your card as soon as possible.